Expression of antimicrobial peptides in recurrent adenotonsillitis


Demir M. G. , Aydin S. , ERDOGAN B. A. , Oguztuzun S., Kilic M., BARISIK N. O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, cilt.41, ss.437-442, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/tjb-2016-0145
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.437-442

Özet

Background: Recurrent acute tonsillitis is one of the most frequent otorhinolaryngology clinic referrals, yet its pathogenesis remains poorly understood. Antimicrobial cationic peptides are components of the innate system. They are generally small, highly positively charged peptides with broad spectrum antimicrobial activity which function as the body's "natural antibiotics". Our aim is to investigate the role of antimicrobial cationic peptides in the susceptibility of patients to recurrent acute tonsillitis.